Objectives

In particular, the specific aims of the project at IIT Bombay include the following:
  • Embark on Research and Development activities in the areas of nanoelectronics, including and especially Nanoelectronics materials for electronics devices and sensors Fabrication unit processes useful for nanoelectronic devices Nanoelectronics devices and sensors.
  • Nanosystems Network with other agencies, institutions, national labs and industry working in the area of nanoelctronics, and create a nanofabrication facility which will be accessible to all researchers in the country.

Create technically sophisticated manpower for nanoelectronics research, engineering and manufacturing by:
  • Running institute-wide UG/PG electives in Nanoelectronics and posting it on the distance education server of the institute for creating a nationwide awareness of nanoelectronics.
  • Creating a suite of courses, if need be jointly with IISc, for graduate level teaching of nanoelectronics, and admitting masters and doctoral students to this program - one that would have a strong experimental research component.
  • Setting up an inter-university cooperative program in which graduate students from other universities can come and take courses & do their research projects in the facility created.
  • Running summer courses in nanoelectronics for university teachers and industry professionals.

Demonstrate that the manpower created and the nanoFab established can used to develop socially relevant systems incorporating nanostructured materials and devices by:
  • Designing and prototyping a platform for sampling heavy metal and biochemical pollutants in water and transmitting them to a central net server using ad hoc rf networks.

The IIT Bombay research mainly focusses on :
  • Both Top down and atoms-up approaches
  • CMOS Plus - technologies that are similar to CMOS processes with some additional processes for creating novel or nano structures
  • Silicon Plus - exploratory processes that might have silicon as the substrate but would have newer materials that are currently not part of the CMOS suite
  • Material/Device characterization and testing at the nano-scale
  • Systems prototyping, including nanodevices, MEMS, digital and mixed signal circuits (including RF)
  • Modeling and simulation of nano scale devices and structures
  • Nurture an effective nanoelectronics business incubator program for graduating entrepreneurs and private industries